Technical Rescue AssistSunday
morning shortly after 0200, Aetna was dispatched with the NCC High Angle and Confined Space Rescue Team (HACSR) team
to assist the Mill Creek Fire Company with a subject down an embankment. Crews from Ladder 9, Rescue 8,
and Ladder 12 assisted MCFC with patient packaging and setting up a rope
system to remove the patient from the 20 foot drop into the creek.
Crews operated for approximately one hour. Photos courtesy of Chief AJ Schall and DCFC.
Posted Aug 16, 2015, 8:48 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Near DrowningThis morning Aetna along with NCCEMS, Water Rescue Teams and DSP were dispatched to a drowning. The crew of the first BLS unit on scene recovered the boy from a pool and began life saving measures. The boy was transported to Christiana Hospital by Aetna and NCCEMS. Aetna hopes the best for all involved. Further requests for information requests can be directed to PIO John Farrell or Chief A.J. Schall.
Posted Aug 5, 2015, 4:51 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Chief Schall Named Head of DEMAThe officers and members of the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company are honored to hear that Chief A.J. Schall has been named the head of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA). Effective August 24, 2015, Chief Schall will replace Jamie Turner as he retires after 13 years. We wish Chief Schall luck as he takes on his new role with the state.Newark Post
Posted Jul 27, 2015, 8:57 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
HAZMAT ResponseOn 6/30/2015 at 1646 hours, Aetna was dispatched to the unit block of Fairway Road in the Hunters Crossing Apartments for an odor inside with a sick person. Arriving responders found the building occupied and promptly evacuated the building as well as the attached exposure building. The New Castle County HAZMAT/DECON team was requested to respond as well as the University of Delaware HAZMAT Team and NCCEMS. One civilian was transported to CER for evaluation and 3 firefighters were treated on scene. The incident is under investigation by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). The operation lasted approx. 2.5 hours and 9-8B (Asst. Chief Fleming) had Newark Command. Thank you to the ...
Posted Jul 6, 2015, 4:40 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7
Pet Oxygen Masks DonatedAetna was recently presented with 6 animal oxygen mask kits for use on their ambulances.At a ceremony held at Fire Station 7, employees of a Newark based web company, Hosting.com, gave the fire department the animal oxygen kits. Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co. Captain Jeff Sands accepted the donation from Channin Ciancio, who works in Hosting.com's finance department. Ciancio spearheaded a fund drive effort in her company to purchase the oxygen kits for the fire department.The presentation to the fire department was made on June 26, which was National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Several Aetna firefighters attended the ceremony with their dogs. Several times a year Aetna is faced with pets in distress ...
Posted Jul 6, 2015, 8:39 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Captain 7